By-laws

Club By-laws

Annex Chess Club is governed by its own members through a Board of Directors elected at our Annual General Meeting. Current directors and officers are listed below.

Read our ACC By-laws (in .pdf format).

Club Governance


Board of Directors*

Elected by ACC members at the Annual General Meeting – May 30, 2016

Position Names
Director Salim Belcadi
Keith Denning
Tyler Longo
George Supol
Marcus Wilker
Ted Winick

Club Officers

Appointed or elected by the ACC Board

Position Name
President Marcus Wilker
Treasurer George Supol
Secretary Keith Denning

ACC Board Meetings

Minutes are available to review upon request.

  • July 5, 2016
  • July 17, 2015
  • AGM – May 10, 2015
  • November 20, 2014
  • March 23, 2014
  • AGM – March 17, 2014
  • February 28, 2014
  • November 22, 2013
  • August 27, 2013
  • July 17, 2013
  • April 28, 2013
  • February 2, 2013

Meet Your ACC Directors and Officers


Salim Belcadi

salim belcadi

ACC Positions:

Director

Present Occupations:

Salim joined Skypad Inc. in 2014 as Director of Strategy and Business Development.

Salim left the Investment Banking Industry where he started his career after the 2008-2009 financial crisis to focus on his passion for entrepreneurship and small companies. He co-founded several companies in the past and plans to launch a new internet-based start-up in Toronto in 2016.

Degrees and Education:

Master of Business Administration, Ivey Business School, 2014
Diplôme de Grande Ecole, ESCP Europe, 2006
Master of Science in Management, The City University, 2006

Personal Goals and Objectives for ACC:

Support the growth of the Annex Chess Club and convince chess enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds to join the tight-knit community of chess players in Toronto.


Keith Denning

Keith Denning

ACC Positions:

Director
Secretary
Class Coordinator

Present Occupations:

Keith is an enthusiastic chess player and instructor. He has been playing since the age of six, when he was taught the game by his father, who in turn was the Welsh under-18 champion in his day.

Also a composer, Keith has sketched several works for string quartet based on series of chess games. His latest, Tarrasch Variations, should be complete in spring 2014.

He volunteered extensively in his local school, Howard Public, where he was the lead parent volunteer for a number of years. He continues to teach through the Chess Institute of Canada, occasionally has private students, and volunteers as tournament director of the annual “Push Pawns Not Each Other” tournament run by 11 Division of Toronto Police, where he sits on the Community Police Liaison Committee.

Keith is occasionally reminded that he really doesn’t understand Go at all well.

Degrees and Education:

Keith holds a double major in English and Music Composition from the University of Toronto.

Personal Goals and Objectives for ACC:

He would like to see the kids’ chess lessons and kids club at the ACC expand and prosper significantly in 2014.


Tyler Longo

Tyler Longo

ACC Positions:

Director

Present Occupations:

Instructor for the Chess Institute of Canada, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn and play chess, with the “specific mission is to improve the lives of children by using chess as a vehicle to cultivate the development of essential life skills.”

Leader for the Summerhill Boys Club, a recreational program working to provide a fun and active environment where children can build positive relationships and develop skills for life.

Degrees and Education:

BASc Mathematics and Engineering (2011)
MA Economics (2012)

Personal Goals and Objectives for ACC:

To provide a professional competitive environment for both serious and casual chess players in Toronto.


George Supol

George Supol - new

ACC Positions:

Director
Treasurer

Present Occupation:

Consultant/Owner of Supol Consultancy in Toronto – provides fast and focused business advisory services to SMBs and individuals.

Degrees and Education:

CPA, CA (Ontario 1983), CITP (2014), BBM (Ryerson 1982)

Personal Goals and Objectives for ACC:

To see ACC continue to grow and prosper as the Premier downtown Toronto chess club.

To maintain good financial supervision and control of the Club’s accounting and finances.

Contact info:

supolconsultancy@gmail.com


Marcus Wilker

marcus wilker

ACC Positions:

Director
President
Communications Officer

Present Occupations:

Marcus is a teacher and tutor at Don Valley Academy, where he teaches small group high school courses in math, physics, chemistry, and English.

He also serves as the Secretary of the Greater Toronto Chess League and a Voting Member of the Chess Federation of Canada.

Personal Goals and Objectives for ACC:

To support a diverse community of current chess players at ACC, and to reach out to potential chess players in the Annex neighbourhood and around downtown Toronto.

Through a variety of media and through alliances with other organizations, to bring chess to Toronto and Toronto to chess – promoting chess participation, chess excellence, chess culture, and chess awareness across the city.

Contact info:

marcus.wilker@yahoo.ca


Ted Winick

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ACC Positions:

Director
Chair of the Board

Present Occupations:

Co-owner with his wife, Heidi, of Spirit of Math Schools Central Toronto. Spirit of Math is Canada’s largest “after-school school” exclusively for high performing students in grades 1 to 11. Spirit of Math Central Toronto is proud to sponsor the Annex Chess Club.

Founder and President of Chess Institute of Canada, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn and play chess, with the “specific mission is to improve the lives of children by using chess as a vehicle to cultivate the development of essential life skills”.

Ted is President of the Royal Canadian Legion Concert Band

Personal Goals and Objectives for ACC:

To help ACC fulfill its mandate: “chess for everyone”, whether old or young, beginner or accomplished tournament player.

Contact info:

ted@chessinstitute.ca


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